Recommended Resources for Marriage

The Office of Marriage and Family has a variety of marriage strengthening books and DVDs available for checkout.   To borrow any of the materials listed below, contact the Office of Marriage and Family at 320-252-4721

Check back monthly for updated and new materials.

• Six Dates for Catholic Couples 

A marriage enrichment program for Catholic parishes.  Excellent program for Lent. Six weeks program to make marriages grow.

http://happy-together.net/SIXDATESforCatholicCouples.aspx

• A Valentine’s Great Date Idea

http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/images/toolkit/ValentinesGreatDate.pdf

• Couple Checkup to Enrich Your Marriage

You get your oil changed every 3,000 miles . . . you get your teeth cleaned at least once a year . . . you even get regular physical exams . . . Your marriage deserves a checkup too!

https://www.couplecheckup.com/webapp/checkup/enrichment/template/DisplaySecureContent.vm?id=checkup_main_site_content*enrichment*enrichment.html

• Eat, Talk and Play

http://www.marriagewebinar.org/nmwdocs/NMWEatTalkPlay.pdf (PDF)

Fireproof – The Movie – Available from the Office of Marriage & Family

• Five Love Languages with Dr Gary Chapman

Millions of couples have learned the simple way to better communication: The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, introduces couples to a relationship revelation that’s as profound as it is easy to grasp. The DVD is divided into 7 sessions for small-group study. Available from the Office of Marriage & Family

• For Your Marriage – a USCCB web-site on marriage – http://www.foryourmarriage.org

• Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage with Mark Gungor

Creator of the popular Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar, Mark explores the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships, combining striking clarity and practical solutions to common relationship woes. The 4 DVD set is available from the Office of Marriage & Family.

• Marriage:  Love and Life in the Divine Plan

Pastoral Letter:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/love-and-life/upload/pastoral-letter-marriage-love-and-life-in-the-divine-plan.pdf (PDF)

Leader’s Guide:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/love-and-life/upload/leaders-guide.pdf (PDF)